Rite-Hite Machine Guarding introduces the Defender™, the industry’s most effective machine guarding device yet. Designed with the latest regulations and most demanding manufacturing process in mind, the Defender is the ideal device for safeguarding machinery in many manufacturing environments. Anywhere that a machine operator interfaces with a machine, robot or process is an ideal application for the Defender.
Visibly safer than light curtains, the Defender combines safety interlock switches/controls capable of achieving up to PLe, Category 4 level safety with a movable physical barrier restricting access to dangerous machine movement while at the same time containing process driving hazards such as weld flash/sparks, flying debris, mist, spray and other containment and exposures.
- Protects operators from application driven hazards while restricting access from machine/robot operation both physically and electronically with optional safety rated switches and controls.
- Armorplex™ Curtain Material: Durable, Resilient 40oz flame resistant (NFPA 701) high tensile ASTM tested black curtain material.
- Multiple motor positions to best fit your application.
- See safety distance formula information here. EN ISO 13857 Safety of machinery – Safe distances to prevent hazard zones being reached by upper/lower limbs and EN ISO 13855 Safety of machinery – Position of safeguards with respect to the approach speeds of parts of the body.
- Rugged construction manufactured under ISO 9001 Specifications.
- Easy installation with minimal components.
- Optional control boxes include: Full Open-Close-Stop Push Button Relay Control Box. Patented i-COMM™ Digital Communication Control Box and Plug-N-Play Integrator Control Box.
- Custom manufactured to exact size requirements.
- HD Motor/Brake/Gear box suited for millions of cycles.
- Soft Bottom Edge – Gravity down operation.
- Patented Switch design integrated into curtain guide.
- Automated to the process to reduce operator fatigue.
- Fully Sealed Barrier Tabs prevent access to hazard and act as barrier with 250# tear out strength.